Disability Horizons

We speak to disabled BBC weather presenter Lucy Martin (25/01/2018)

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ Lucy Martin, who was born without her right forearm and hand, is the first visibly disabled BBC weather presenter. In 2015, she took part in a BBC initiative that offered […]

Top assistive technology and apps for people with sight loss (04/01/2018)

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ Have you recently lost your sight and want to know what technology is available to you? Or have you had a sight impairment the majority of your life and are […]

Mencap Journalism Awards 2017: changing attitudes towards learning disability in the media (13/11/2017)

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ Trying to change attitudes towards learning disabilities in the media can be difficult. However, for a group of young journalists, they have made steps towards achieving that goal having won […]

10 amazing male disabled celebrities (09/11/2017)

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ We recently rounded up the top 10 female disabled celebrities. This time, it’s the boys’ turn. Here are 10 awesome disabled men, from Paralympians to singers and actors, all making a difference […]

Accessibility to the West End’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (27/02/2017)

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ Are you a Harry Potter fanatic? Have you been desperate to see the eighth installment of the series at the theatre, but have concerns about accessing accommodation and public transport […]

Accessibility in cinemas: are cinemas playing fair? (20/04/2015)

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ In this day and age all cinemas should be accessible for disabled people, right? Emma Purcell investigates to find out about people’s experiences of accessibility and customer service at cinemas, […]

Reading Festival: How accessible is it? (11/10/2012)

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ Summer festivals may seem a distant memory, but people are already planning next year’s events; tickets for Glastonbury 2013 sold out in record time! To get you in the ready for the 2013 festival season, […]

The Last Leg: a review of the alternative Paralympics show (03/09/2012)

This article was originally published on online magazine Disability Horizons who I regularly write for as a freelance journalist. _______________________________ Alternative Paralympic highlights programme, The Last Leg with Adam Hills, airs on Channel 4 every evening at 10.30pm. Disability Horizons contributor, Emma Purcell, gives her view of this comedic offering. Presented by […]

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